GM design boss steps down

30 Jul, 2012 5:58pm Richard Ingram

David Lyon has stepped down from the post of design chief, just days before taking up new role

Vauxhall’s newly appointed Vice President of Design, David Lyon, has left the company just days before he was due to take up his new role.

It has been reported that General Motors’ interior designer was escorted from the office on Thursday by HR director Joseph Ofori-Agboka.

It is currently unclear whether Lyon chose to leave, but GM has confirmed that he is no longer an employee of the company. The news comes as a surprise, as Lyon was preparing to start his new role in Germany on 1 August.

GM has confirmed that Mark Adams will remain as Opel/Vauxhall design chief until a replacement is found. Adams was due to move on to become Executive Director of design at Buick.